It’s up to us to fix our broken food system. And even though I prefer to write about gardening and edible landscaping, I’ll be following three urgent issues this year, and they have to do with bees, a bill and seeds.
The OWS movement is focusing national attention on the grossly skewed distribution of wealth and power and this is reflected in our nation’s food production systems, which are dominated by industrial agribusiness. For farmers to join the OWS movement is a natural dovetailing of the issues.
Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, talks about factory farming, its implications, and what we can do about it.
A recent paper published in the journal Science argues that factory farms aren’t the answer to feeding our growing world population.
Hundreds of years ago, it was common practice for all the sh*t in a town or city to be gathered up each night and dumped on the nearby fields as fertilizer. This provided excellent nutrients for the crops, but it also created a lot of disease.
The meat industry has refused to accept that excessive antibiotic use in agriculture is to blame for the dramatic increase in antibiotic resistance. But recent research is working to combat that argument.
A report released last week by the International Livestock Research Institute shows that livestock are fueling disease epidemics worldwide.
As lawmakers continue to tackle approval of genetically modified salmon, scientists have developed yet another genetically modified animal that might one day be approved for human consumption: chickens.
Most of the meat Americans consume is from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, which are horrific for animals and terrible for our health and our communities.
Since large deer populations are well known to wreak havoc on forest ecosystems, I’d always assumed that eating venison was good for the environment. But if deer hunting can sometimes increase deer numbers, can wild venison be considered a sustainable meat?
The salmonella outbreak has spurred calls for a mandatory vaccination of hens against the bacteria. But can a vaccine fix the problems of industrial egg production?
A fruit pop company in the Southwest U.S. has recalled their mamey pops after a suspected link to a typhoid outbreak. The pops were sold in stores, vending machines, and ice cream trucks.
The group WHY Hunger just released a new short film called “The Food and Climate Connection: From Heating the Planet to Healing It.” The film looks not only at how [ … ]